An Interview with Kevin Vigil.
Who and where are you from?
Hello my name is Kevin Vigil aka Kre8. I was born in Germany, moved to the states and lived all over, from Denver, New Jersey, New York, and now miami
How you got into this?
I was always the kid drawing on people stuff even before I got into graffiti at 14 i was writing all over everything . The graff world is like our own language, and world , only we understand it . An in the art world it's the only thing you can be 100% Original . I was at a point in my movement and realized it was time for bigger and better things . So I picked up the paint brush at 20yrs old.
What is your driving force?
My driving force is to inspire the next generation to do it for the passion not the money, the money will come at the right time. It's crazy because I am overwhelmingly compelled to create, I'm not sure when it happened but this little show ball is getting bigger and better and the bigger it gets the louder my work speaks without saying one word . We are all products of our environment. We live in a world where everyone else dictates how you live your life. And burns it into our heads to follow something, and without thinking they follow and conform to what they want you to be. See art is the exact opposite of that. Do you know what it takes to manifest your own movement for thousands or millions of people to follow. How powerful one picture can be. What 1000 words is my work say. I'm just one little piece in the movement we call art.
What kind of work you do and why?
My work now is called FACELESS. It conveys that we are in a world that thinks Vanity is royalty. So I took the most important thing out of my artwork and replaced it with vivid colors that represent how much energy we can admit. The reason I paint in black and grey is because we are not free to do what we want they control how and when. We are so obsessed with social media. And 80% of what you see or hear is a lie. The best thing about art is you can't lie. As soon as they see it they know what it is without having to ask me. Plus everyone will see there life through my work and will be able to relate to it in some way. It's my responsibility to inspire and be inspired, I will be the voice that says you can my history. You will be right next to me while I make history.
Please tell us more about your thought process.
My thought process is very complex. Because I paint with the time. And what's going on around us. Most of my work derives from visual stimulation meaning seeing stuff when I'm out and about having lunch seeing people interact with one another. And just experiences that I've dealt with in life and every day.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
Dali is the reason I picked up the paint brush. I love how embracing his work can be he was and is art in every form like a duck to water. He said once what you see is not always what you see ... someone can miss something that's right in there face. I pay homage to him as much as I can. I have painted several portraits of him and they are hanging in my studio, and his spirit is watching me making sure that I continue the movement . I am KRE8. Here to live out loud.
For more of Kevin Vigil Check the links below:
Website :- http://kre8artafax.com/
Instagram :- https://www.instagram.com/kre8artafax/
All Images are copyright by: Kevin Vigil